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Hadjer Messabih

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture


Hadjer is a PhD student at the Welsh School of Architecture, who is awarded a postgraduate scholarship sponsored by the Algerian Government and the Ministry of Higher Education to pursue her studies in the UK. She is interested in urban and architectural heritage in the Islamic cities with a focus in the relationship between the tangible and intangible. She is also interested in community architecture, and the relationship between architecture and society.

Hadjer worked in different research areas, she has always been enthralled by the world of architectural heritage which developed due to her passion for history. Hadjer is currently investigating cultural and architectural continuity in a community led-housing project in the World Heritage M’zab valley in Algeria.

Hadjer is fluent in three languages: Arabic, French and English



Dr Magda Sibley

Reader in Architectural History and Theory

Federico Wulff

Dr Federico Wulff

Senior Lecturer of Architecture and Urban Design
MA AD Course Director